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Stunning paintings based on the end scenes of films
End Frames is the latest collection of artwork from Swedish-born artist Emanuel Röhss. This is his first solo exhibition in Sydney, presented at COMA gallery in Rushcutters Bay. The walls of the gallery are stark white to let you focus your full attention on the paintings. From the moment you enter the space, you'll be drawn in by Röhss' amazing use of colour and shape.
Emanuel Röhss is a contemporary artist who works primarily in the form of sculpture and paintings. This exhibition is made up exclusively of paintings, each piece based on a film. You will likely recognise the films - True Romance, Melancholia, Easy Rider, and Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (to name just a few.) The artist chose to focus only on films with a definite end, which means no sequels and no hint at a continuation of the story after the final scene. Even if you haven't seen all the films which have inspired the paintings, each piece will inspire you to create your own story or simply appreciate the abstract beauty.
Röhss spent an entire year working on the paintings in End Frames, which is evident as you view the work up close and examine the many layers of detail. Röhss used mixtures of colour and varying techniques to create a strong and unique collection of work. Examining the paintings, one thing that stands out is the depth created by the multiple layers in each painting. It's the kind of art you could hang on your wall and still notice something new about every day.
End Frames is an incredible mix of cinema and art and Emanuel Röhss is an artist to watch in the contemporary art space. The other great thing about this solo show? If you see a piece you love, they're all available for sale.